Inscribed in brown ink, at lower corner, "... a Veneziana"; at upper left corner, in opposite direction, in a humanist hand, in dark brown ink", ·ÿsereman / 6 [?]) Z. -". On verso, at upper left corner, lettered crudely, in black chalk, "TALES D Asia / Solone D Salomino / CHILON D Lacedimonia / PHITACO D Asia Mitelena / Bias Prieneo / CLEOBOLO D GARIA / PERIANDRO D Corinth."; at right, below this, probably in the artist's hand, in brown ink, "Filosepho Tales Di Asia / Solone Di Salamino / CHilons Di Lacedimoia / PHitaco Di Asia Mitel ... / Bias Prieneo / CLEobobo Di GREcia / Periandro Di Corinth / questo fūrno li 7. sani / in Grecia"; to the left of this, in the first hand (?), in black chalk, "100 / D ... ca.e" (Ducate?).
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 310.
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 60, no. 103, repr.
Watermark: sun, with face and fifteen rays.